There were three boats in the Men’s Quad event, with first place swept up by Dick Lyons, Jim Jamieson, Mike O’Hare and Mike Rugnetta.
The Co-Ed Quad with Coxswain event was composed of DBMS’ novice participants completing their first summer of Learn To Row. “I am so proud of them,” Adult Rowing Director Suzanne Sarles said. “The purpose of this program is to expose people to the sport of rowing. Two months ago, this group had just begun rowing and today, they competed in their first regatta.”
The Women’s and Men’s Singles was a spectacular display of sculling for all. Molly Tyson won the Women’s race, and former US National Team rower Oli Rosenbladt won the Men’s race. This is arguably the most challenging boat to race, as it is a battle with not only the sculler next to you, but also with yourself as you have no teammates in the boat with you. Among the many accomplished competitors, there were two Olympians on site. Chuck Hewitt was a member of the 1972 Olympic Team along with Single Sculler, Jim Dietz. Dietz was a teammate of Hewitt’s on the ’72 Olympic Team and went on to make the ’76 and ’80 teams as well.
residents who came out to cheer, families of competitors and all regatta volunteers for all of their help in making this a successful day for all involved.